Air-taxi operators might be interested in checking out the DOT’s revised list of airfields that are designated “rural airports” for the purposes of the segment fee portion of federal excise taxes. Air-taxi and other commercial operators are not required to collect segment fees on flights to or from rural airports.
Midcoast Aviation has a new supplemental type certificate for a solid-surface pocket door for the Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX. The original mid-cabin divider in the Falcon 900 was typically a curtain partition. The new manually operated door, with independent upper and lower sections, can be secured in the open position for taxi, takeoff and landing, and an annunciator alerts the flight crew when the door is closed.
Cutter Aviation is offering a free (one-time) aircraft detailing or wash to every customer who taxis into its Phoenix FBO headquarters. No purchase is necessary. “We want to demonstrate our appreciation to our current and future Phoenix customers,” said Will Cutter, president and CEO. In 2008, Cutter will celebrate its 80th year.
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